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November 10, 2017 by Mark Hallock | Send Network
What makes a replanting residency a success? Obviously, if your church is going to bring on a resident, you want it to be beneficial and helpful not only for the resident, but for his family, and for your entire congregation. To help everyone get the most out of this residency experience at your...
November 9, 2017 by Mark Hallock | Send Network
This question gets to the nuts and bolts of what this residency is actually going to look like in your church. The replanting residency you will be creating should be designed to help replanting residents do three things: 1. Equipping for effective replanting ministry 2. Exploration of vocational...
November 7, 2017 by Mark Hallock | Send Network
Once your church has decided to move forward in starting a replanting residency, what is next? Good question. There are three foundational questions that will guide you in this. These three questions will help tremendously as you seek clarity on what you want the replanting residency to look...
November 2, 2017 by Mark Hallock | Send Network
Strong, humble, visionary yet convictional leaders can be tough to find in the church these days. Yet the need for these types of leaders is greater than ever. This is particularly true when it comes to helping replant and revitalize dying churches. As we watch record numbers of congregations...
October 27, 2017 by Bob Bickford | Send Network
Wise older pastors will often say that ministry is more like running a marathon than running a sprint. This good advice is meant to be a warning not to run too fast, too far for too long—do so and you run the risk of exhaustion and ultimately burnout. Every long distance runner has experienced...
October 19, 2017 by Nathan Rose | Send Network
In March of 2017, I led our church to transition from its long-standing pattern of having a solo, senior pastor to establishing a plurality of pastors who share the burden and responsibility of leadership. Like preparing for your wedding, this was simultaneously exhilarating and terrifying. It...
October 17, 2017 by Adam Wyatt | Send Network
“Children are a heritage from the Lord” (Psalm 127:3). While we know this to be true, too often, many struggling churches no longer experience the sound of crying babies during the service or children running down the church halls. They remember what it was like to see kids at VBS or at church...
October 12, 2017 by Chris Snider | Send Network
Replants typically do not have a lot of money. I know this first hand from my time as a Replanter. And while ministry requires money, there are ways to keep moving forward even with meager resources. In fact, the lack of resources presents many opportunities to clarify convictions and to further...
October 10, 2017 by Nathan Loudin | Send Network
When people say; “We’ve never done it like that before,” it is often disguising the feelings they have toward change. Feelings like, “Change will take more effort,” or, “I’m afraid to make changes,” or, “What if the new way doesn’t work?” If those making that statement were honest they might...
October 5, 2017 by Josh King | Send Network
Our church was growing, and exciting things were happening. Behind the scenes though, we had a problem stirring. Most of the membership didn’t know anything was going on. A few of our people serving under the direction of one of our staff members were beginning to express frustration over his...